ID: 70966

Fishing Volunteer/Support

Recreation Regular - more than 6 months Busselton WA

About this opportunity

Do you love to fish? Fishability is looking for volunteers who love fishing and who enjoy helping others to develop independence and experience the excitement of catching a fish. Experience with fishing is not necessary, but all volunteers must have a positive and empathetic nature. Great volunteer opportunity for a retired person. Commitment is required.

Commitment to this position is required. May not be suitable for job seekers or those registered to work-for-the-dole.

Uniforms and all equipment will be issued following a period of volunteering. Would suit patient person who loves the outdoors and team work.

Fishability (Fishers with Disabilities) is a not for profit association that delivers programs and activities designed to increase the active involvement of people requiring support with recreational fishing. Fishability has, since 2000 provided fishing opportunities for Western Australians living with challenges.

Fishability promotes fishing as a means of acceptance and inclusion.

Currently fishing is a Tuesday afternoon for a few hours from the deck in Geographe Marina.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Recommended for volunteers with time to spare and who enjoy being part of a team and putting back in to the community.
Commitment is required
Love of the outoors.
Enjoy supporting people with fishing skills.
Working with Children Card and Police Clearance required (can all be arranged by organisation).

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

The program will run on a weekly basis for 2 hours each activity on a Tuesday (in summer on Fridays also). With the support from a team of volunteers, and with the use of modified rods, reels and vessel, we cater for children and adults living in our communities with disabilities, offering fishing experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. The program is delivered almost year round with regular jetty and boat schedules.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tutoring & Coaching

By the organisation